Floods continuein Midwest, South

While a Kansas father mourned the loss of his family swept away by flash floods, rain continued in Ohio all the way down to Florida.

BY SUSAN KIM | BALTIMORE | September 2, 2003


While a Kansas father mourned the loss of his family swept away by flash floods, rain continued in Ohio all the way down to Florida.

Floodwaters swept vehicles off the Kansas turnpike over the weekend south of Emporia, Kansas. Repair work started on the turnpike Tuesday after Jacob's Creek became a raging torrent.

Flood watches continued to blanket the Ohio Valley Tuesday as a front stalled out over that region. Flood threats were spread from southeast Missouri and northeast Arkansas into Pennsylvania, with up to five inches of rain possible in some areas.

And more than six inches of rain inundated Indianapolis on Labor Day, stranding residents and damaging homes, according to the National Weather Service. Water was three feet high some places in the city's northeast. Other areas in central Indiana may have received up to 10 inches of rain.

In the south, Texas and Florida were facing flood threats as well. Locally heavy downpours continued in Texas, and in Florida, tropical moisture from the Gulf of Mexico was developing.

A flash flood watch was issued for most of central Florida Tuesday, with four inches of rain possible in some areas.


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